Man Overboard - UNC associate athletic director Blanchardhttp://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/02/27/3881931/unc-associate-athletic-director.html
CHAPEL HILL John Blanchard, a University of North Carolina associate athletic director who has spent the past 25 years working in student services and athlete academic support, is retiring, the university announced Wednesday.
Blanchard since 2002 has been the director of student-athlete services, which includes the academic support program for athletes. That department has faced scrutiny in recent years amid several scandals.
There was the academic fraud case involving a former tutor, Jennifer Wiley, and UNC football players. More recently, UNC has been embroiled in controversy since an internal investigation identified widespread academic fraud in the department of African and Afro-American Studies.
University records show that a high percentage of athletes were enrolled in fraudulent AFAM courses.
According to UNC, Blanchard's retirement had been planned since last spring. He is leaving UNC to open his own consulting business, according a statement the university released on Wednesday.